Thursday, June 27, 2013

Colorblocking

Colorblocking via Darling Cashmere

Colorblocking via Darling Cashmere

Colorblocking via Darling Cashmere
Target Sunnies (loving these) // J. Crew Dress // Jack Rogers Classic Navajos // Lia Sophia Earrings gifted // Purple Paparazzi Necklace c/o // Arm Candy: Charming Charlie, Butter & Scotch // Kate Spade Bow Ring

What a fun outfit for a family cookout or afternoon in the park. The dress is surprisingly light and incredibly comfy. The roomy fit makes it ideal for a short walk, and I am especially keen on the exposed gold zippers down each side of the coral section. I am also loving this gold statement necklace and how it pops against the dark navy top of the dress!

Enjoy your day!

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up

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Does this need an explanation?
Simple advice is usually the best kind. Straightforward words of wisdom in pretty cursive type.

Be classy, darlings.

XOXO,
R

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Reading List

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Happy Summer! I hope you enjoyed your start to one of the most fun and relaxing seasons!
I certainly did at our friends' 9th Annual Summer Lake Party that I mentioned here!

Summer for me is the time for long weekends at the lake, holidays on the beach, lounging on the back deck, and lazy afternoons by the pool--usually they all consist of me catching up on some reading. I have my top picks from my Summer Reading List for this season. A couple of these books have been on my radar for quite some time, but I am somehow just now getting around to them.

I have heard so many wonderful things about Girls in White Dresses, and I absolutely cannot wait to dive in! Check out the rest of my top picks on my goodreads account!

What books are on your Summer Reading List?

XOXO,
R

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Lake Party Must-haves

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Summer Lake Party--it's that time of year. Officially! And the Mr. and I are lucky enough to know the sweetest couple that open their home and yard for a weekend of lake party shenanigans each year. Since we look forward to this weekend pretty much all year long, I have already been thinking of all the different essentials we need to pack.

Last year we piled pool floats and blankets into the bed of the truck to sleep under the stars (let's get real--this sounds way more cute than it actually was), but this year we're preparing for a bit of rainy weather--and we are now proud owners of a brand-new tent! Does that mean I have to go camping for real?!

XOXO,
R

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up

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Okay really loving today's Pick-Me-Up. I think I will print this out and frame it--no really, I am. It is beyond simple, but beyond wise at the same time.

How many times do we rush through each day--whether it's a Monday (or Wednesday!) and we are only looking ahead to Friday (specifically to 5 pm) or we are just having a pretty yucky day and we're hanging on until the next morning when the sun will rise on new opportunities?

Let's make a pact together--okay, ready?!
Let's "Enjoy Today". Regardless of what life throws at you, regardless of the weather, and despite every pesky little negative circumstance--enjoy today.

XOXO,
R

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Watercolor Trousers

Watercolor Trousers via Darling Cashmere

Watercolor Trousers via Darling Cashmere

Watercolor Trousers via Darling Cashmere

Watercolor Trousers via Darling Cashmere
Sunnies from a boutique on Bald Head Island // Lia Sophia Earrings gifted // H&M Gold Bib Necklace (similar) // Forever 21 Button-up // Mossimo Printed Trousers // Francesca's Collections Bag // Bracelets: Charming Charlie and Butter & Scotch // Kate Spade Bow Ring // MIA pointy toe flats (loving the texture on these)

After ordering a pair of chic black and gold printed trousers from Target, then being put on the wait list a few several weeks, THEN being told they were completely out of stock, needless to say, I was a little disappointed. But my mood quickly shifted once I spotted these gorgeous abstract watercolor-esque pants!

I knew I wanted to keep the rest of the look simple with either a cool printed tee or a solid-colored top, and ended up deciding on a simple sleeveless button-up. This outfit is perfect for a busy day at the office, but the punchy print on the pants make them fun enough for a girls night out over martinis!

XOXO,
R

All photography by Anchor and Veil Photography.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up

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I mean really how fabulous is this quote?! Just in time for Spring--enjoy the colorful petals that greet you on the sidewalks, at your local grocery stores, and hopefully by your front door. Surround yourselves with fresh buds and blooms wherever you can. I promise it will lift your spirits. And coffee is always a must, of course!

Happiest Wednesday to you!

XOXO,
R

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wedding Dress Search

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Wedding dress shopping has officially commenced. Three of my four (we missed sweet Alana who lives up in NJ) gorgeous bridesmaids accompanied me on a Sunday afternoon trip to a couple bridal stores. To be honest, I was a bit discouraged before even getting to the first store. I am extremely picky in nearly every aspect of my life, and I was certain I wouldn't find a single dress that would please me.

To my surprise, I ended up not being able to choose between two favorites. Two very different favorites. Two favorites that look nothing like the dresses upon dresses I have been pinning to my Pinterest board nuptials for the past two years. So I think I have come to the conclusion I am going to keep the search going. I still have a year, right?!

Here was some of my inspiration before actually heading to the shops:
Wedding Dress Search on Darling Cashmere
I love the simplicity of this sweetheart top flowy gown.

Wedding Dress Search on Darling Cashmere
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Other than the fact that the top is see-through, I love the detail, but also love how no-fuss it seems to be.

Wedding Dress Search on Darling Cashmere
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This may look more like a nightgown than a wedding gown, but I adore it. It's the casual, fun, and easy look I think I am going for.

Wedding Dress Search on Darling Cashmere
Although the skirt on this is a little more full than preference, the low back is insanely gorgeous!

Wedding Dress Search on Darling Cashmere
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The Mr. has a thing for short wedding dresses, and I love how this is sort of a sophisticated play on the timeless doily! The cut-out lacy back shows just the right amount of skin while staying modest.

XOXO,
R

PS stay tuned for an upcoming post on Wedding Dress Shopping Tips. After just one shopping experience, I feel like I have so much to share!



Monday, June 10, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake via Darling Cashmere

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake via Darling Cashmere

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake via Darling Cashmere
Francesca's Neon Necklace (no longer available, but this one is fab!) // Lia Sophia Earrings gifted // J. Crew Blouse // Charming Charlie Watch (splurge) // Tweed Pencil Skirt // Jessica Simpson Nude Pumps (in love with this pair of J. Crew Ettas)

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake via Darling Cashmere
A little up-close action on the delectable treat!

Last week my girls and I met up for a yummy dessert at Gigi's Cupcakes. Although it was near the end of the night and the selection of cupcake flavors was limited, we all decided on the Strawberry Lemonade, and it was the perfect choice. Can you see how much icing is piled on top?! The sweet girl working said it was "top heavy". Now there's an understatement.

My outfit may or may not have been a perfect match with this yellow and pink concoction, so it felt right to get a few photos snapped of the special cupcake moment!

XOXO,
R

All photos by my gorgeous bestie Paige Donham!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Weekend

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I am pretty pumped about this weekend.. I have got time to rest, time set aside for a graduation cookout, and on Sunday my bridesmaids (minus one who lives in NJ) and I begin the hunt for a wedding dress! I'm the tiniest bit anxious, to be honest. Any tips on wedding dress shopping you'd like to share?

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

XOXO,
R

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Vintage Stripes

Vintage Stripes via Darling Cashmere

Vintage Stripes via Darling Cashmere

Vintage Stripes via Darling Cashmere
Target Sunnies (loving these) // Vintage Striped Top // Target Denim // Target Wedges gifted (these are fantastic!) // Lia Sophia Earrings gifted // Gold "R" Necklace // Charming Charlie Watch // Butter & Scotch Tassel Bracelet // Kate Spade Bow Ring

I am SO ready for the weekend! There are lots of fun graduation parties beginning, and I cannot wait to help celebrate such an accomplishment! This week's weather has been a bit cooler than normal, and these skinnies might be on rotation if the sun doesn't start shining soon. And if this rain doesn't clear up I'll be trading out these wedges for some wellies and accessorizing with a stylish umbrella.

XOXO,
R

All photography by Anchor and Veil Photography.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Pick-Me-Up


Hi there! I hope you are having a fantastic week so far!
I am loving this "Inspire Someone Today." print thanks to Oh No Rachio.
I am saving this gem as my iPhone wallpaper as a daily hourly reminder.

XOXO,
R

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Office Style

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As much time as us working women spend in the office--don't you think it should be a delightful space to be in? I am loving all of these fancy desk details!

Spice up the workday with little pretties like the dotted West Elm mug where you can stash your favorite pens and pencils. Speaking of pencils, I absolutely adore my Wear Sequins to Breakfast pencils from Amanda Catherine Designs, and the Gentle Reminders pencils above are just so stinkin' cute!

XOXO,
R

PS...can you tell I have a little thing for gold and floral?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Currently Craving

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Shop items here (clockwise from top, left): 123456789

I am currently in major Spring wishlist mode--and currently craving all of the beauties above. With the annual Summer Lake Party coming up in a few weeks I am on the hunt for a cute new suit (regardless of the fact that we only spend a few hours of the weekend actually in the water itself).

Check out that Jonathan Adler brass tic tac toe set. Hello--game night just got revamped!

How lovely are those glitter low-wedges from J. Crew?! They would crank your simple denim or sundress up several notches. Now there's an easy transition from day to night with those babies.

What are the items on your Spring wishlist?

XOXO,
R